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WoW Expansion Sells 2.4 Million, New MMOG Planned 161

Computer and Videogames is reporting that 2.4 Million copies of Burning Crusade were sold on the first day of retail sales. Those numbers are just for North American and the EU, too, which totally discounts any sales the box may have had in Asian markets. Even without our eastern brethren, that number pretty much destroys every other launch-day sales number for a PC game. Meanwhile, the same gent that teased us with the next StarCraft game has tossed out this bone as well: Blizzard's next MMOG 'won't be another WoW'. From the article: "'When we announce our next MMORPG it's not going to be another WOW--we're not a company that tends to tread the same ground,' he told British film magazine Empire. 'It'll be something innovative and new that really brings entertainment to another level.' American Blizzard reps declined to expand on Bassat's comments, although the fact that the company began hiring real-time strategy developers last summer might offer a clue." So ... another Blizzard MMOG. Huh.
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WoW Expansion Sells 2.4 Million, New MMOG Planned

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  • by MeanderingMind ( 884641 ) on Tuesday January 23, 2007 @03:01PM (#17726922) Homepage Journal
    The screenshot was from an april fool's day joke by Gamespot, it has nothing to do with any projects Blizzard may actually be working on.
  • Re:Innovative (Score:2, Informative)

    by Wornstrom ( 920197 ) on Tuesday January 23, 2007 @03:57PM (#17727666)
    I agree. I took a couple months off before the expansion, partly due to the growing boredom with the same old content, among other things. This expansion is VERY refreshing, with metric asstons of new content and features. Despite the server crashes... I think there is a lot of juice in this orange they haven't squeezed out yet, and there would be no real logic in releasing another MMO like warcraft, at least until they start seeing a dramatic drop in their subscription base. A starcraft MMO, IMHO would probably be released to coincide with Stargate Worlds []

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